Sunday, 11 January 2015

The Daily Teaser — 11-1-2015: The Grand Canyon

DRAT … !

And double drat: I forgot to put my alarm on, last night … !

I hate doing that!

Especially on a day when I’m working: I don’t have THAT much spare daytime, and hate to waste it!.

With THAT said … ?

Let’s get a move on … !


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring eight out of ten.

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video

Q1) 11th January, 1908, saw President Theodore Roosevelt designate the Grand Canyon as a National Monument.   The Canyon is in which US state?
Q2) Which river is at the bottom of the Canyon?
Q3) The Canyon, and its environs was named as a national park, when: 1918, 1919 or 1920?
Q4) Which President signed the law naming the Canyon as a National Park?
Q5) The Canyon is on a list of Seven Natural Wonders of The World: compiled by CNN.   Name any one of the other six.
Q6) Which of those wonders is atmospheric?
Q7) Finally … in which year did UNESCO declare the Canyon to be a World Heritage Site: 1978, 1979 or 1980?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 10th January saw Julius Caesar start the Roman Civil War: by crossing what: the Tiber, the Rubicon or the Po?
A1) The Rubicon.
Q2) In which year was this: 50 BC, 49 BC or 48 BC?
A2) 49 BC.
Q3) As he crossed the river, Caesar said ‘Alea iacta est’.   ‘Alea iacta est’ means ‘The die is …’ what: cast, loaded or ignored?
A3) Cast.
Q4) Caesar had originally told Rome’s ruling body that he’d lay down his military command.   If who did: Marc Anthony, Pompey or Octavian?
A4) Pompey.   (Pompey’s full Latin name was Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus: Pompey the Great, in other words.   Caesar was equally modest … but won …)
Q5) What WAS Rome’s ruling body?
A5) The Roman Senate.   (The Senate was apparently founded by Lucius Junius Brutus: an ancestor of Marcus Junius Brutus, on of Caesar’s assassins.   Lucius founded the Senate, after assassinating Rome’s last king.   That family’s trouble …)
Q6) Caesar only led one legion over the river: the Legio XIII Gemina.   What did the XIII mean?
A6) 13.
Q7) What was the legion’s symbol: an eagle, a lion or a elephant?
A7) Lion.
Q8) The legion would’ve had consisted of of a number of centuries: how many troops were in a century: eighty, ninety or one hundred?
A8) Strangely, eighty.
Q9) During the war, which Egyptian pharaoh became an ally of Caesar’s?
A9) Cleopatra 7th.
Q10) Once the Civil War was over, Caesar was given which title: Dictator perpetuo, Princeps or Imperator?
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“The Grand Canyon fills me with awe. It is beyond comparison—beyond description; absolutely unparalleled throughout the wide world”

President Theodore Roosevelt.
And this video … 

Have a good day!

*        That’s a thought, Debbi, what version of Safari did you’re iMac ship with?   Only I’m getting an ‘Update Your Browser’ message from YouTube: which it WASN’T showing me, yesterday … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Hmm ... I have no idea what to tell you. Technology still mystifies me.

1. Arizona
2. the Colorado River
3. 1919
4. Theodore Roosevelt
5. Mount Everest
6. Aurora
7. 1979